Writing Briefs for Decision Makers - 17 May 2017

17th May 17

"Great facilitators - very engaging. They used many examples of their own experiences with briefs and the relationship they had with managers and Ministerial offices in preparing briefs, to the content of their training, as well as using other practical examples. I think this has made it much easier to apply the theory of the course material and has definitely provided some handy tips for writing good briefs."
- Jolene Dilli, Dept of Premier & Cabinet

Brief writing is a unique way of writing that requires the highest level of clarity and accountability.

Using a public administration accountability framework, this half day course will enable public sector professionals to construct effective and focused briefs for decision makers.

You will benefit by

  • understanding the brief as a public record
  • using a brief as a device for guiding decisions
  • identifying your role and accountability in brief writing
  • evaluating the function of purpose statements
  • writing a purpose statement clearly expressing what you want the decision maker to do
  • communicating logically, using a functional structure
  • writing clear and compelling content, without ambiguity or subjectivity

Your presenter

Anne McCaig, Consultant


Cost Individual
Personal Member $523.00
Non-Member $715.00
Bronze $550.00
Silver $468.00
Gold $440.00
Platinum $413.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Contact us for more information.


IPAA Victoria Boardroom, Level 3, 37 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Who Should Attend?

This interactive course is designed for public sector employees responsible for briefs that require a decision.

Dates & Times

17 May 2017
9:30am - 1:00pm

Please call (03)9653 2000 or email profdev@vic.ipaa.org.au to be added to our waitlist.


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